Start Your Small Business in 7 Steps

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Find Funding

Whether it’s your paycheck from your day job, your savings, a bank loan, or a contribution from an angel investor, you’re gonna need at least a little money to get going. Use the budget from your business plan to project how much you need, then get to gathering. Don’t forget crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter; they can be effective in soliciting funds.

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